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Old 02-29-2012, 09:50 AM
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Possibly moving from Harrisonburg to Lynchburg in the coming months. From what I can tell, both are very similar. Can anyone tell me what the best elementary/middle/high school system is? It looks like Lynchburg is also an independent city - I know in Harrisonburg, many would agree that the Rockingham county school system is much better - so is it better to be in the county vs the city? I'm looking mostly for nice neighborhoods with good schools in the 300-500k range. What are the "Jones's" neighborhoods so to speak slightly further out?
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:14 PM
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24503-esp the more westerly sections. I don't believe the city schools are thought of as worse than those in the surrounding area. Paul Munro grade school is considered very good.

Paul Munro Elementary School - Lynchburg, Virginia - VA - School overview
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:22 PM
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Knowing Harrisonburg, you'd also want to take a look in the Ivy Hill-Lake Vista area, as well as the western parts of Boonsboro. School options aren't bad either way, but the city schools often advertise their superior numbers of AP programs.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:08 PM
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Any luck finding a place? I agree Boonsboro and Ivy Lake/Forest are 2 great choices. Forest area/Bedford County have some of the best schools. I would look in 24503 zip code also. The middle school is either Boonsboro Elementary or Bedford Hills. My son goes to Bedford hills and I have been very pleased.

You can also chose Private Schools. LCA- Lynchburg Christian Academy is wonderful!!
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